Enjoy a pleasurable trip with the original Venetian taxi boat “Donna Anna”, a stylish boat that gently glides across the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz. Embark on a leisurely voyage of discovery on the waters of the lake and marvel at the stunning alpine and natural scenery that surrounds you.
Enjoy a boat tour on the timeless, stylish “Donna Anna” and discover the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz. The panorama, the wonders of nature and pure enjoyment form the focus of the tour. The “Donna Anna” first went into service in Venice in 1974 and has carried many guests in her eventful history. This elegant taxi boat spent many years plying her trade on the canals of Venice and was thereafter briefly stationed period in Basel, before arriving in Lake Brienz, where she now glides majestically over its waters. The “Donna Anna” can accommodate 11 guests, in addition to the captain, and operates from the Interlaken Ost BLS jetty. Tours on the “Donna Anna” can be booked all year round; the passenger cabin is dry and heated.
Pleasure and Swiss culture
The “Donna Anna” is a pleasure boat. Enjoy a touch of Venice on Lake Brienz combined with Swiss cuisine and culture. The Swiss Culture Tour is sure to inspire you. The captain skilfully steers the Venetian taxi boat across the waters of the lake into the bay of the idyllic village of Iseltwald, a fishing village where you get to enjoy a brief guided tour before visiting the “Schiltenhof” farm, where you will have the opportunity to sample local delicacies from the region – the owners, a local family, will serve up their home-made mountain cheese, dry sausage and snacks. After the culinary stopover, the “Donna Anna” will take you to visit the thundering Giessbach Falls, after which you will cruise back to the jetty in Interlaken Ost.
Fondue safari on Lake Brienz
A variety of lunch and dinner cruises to the picturesque village of Iseltwald are available for groups. The fondue safari is a particular highlight. The water taxi glides serenely across Lake Brienz, before docking at the Hotel du Lac in the Bay of Iseltwald, where you are invited to enjoy a small Swiss cheese fondue as an hors d’oeuvre. You will have a free choice of main courses and your meal will culminate with a chocolate fondue Our enjoyable evening tour, on the other hand, is all about the bubbles. Watch the breathtaking sunset with a glass of Prosecco in your hand. As the sky changes colour, the colours are reflected in the water. As the first lights begin to go on in Bönigen on the lake shore, it is time to cruise back to the harbour.
Charter trips for one-of-a-kind experiences
You can arrange a charter trip on the Italian wooden boat that corresponds to your own specific wishes, allowing you and your group to enjoy the beauty of the Holiday Region Interlaken by water in a leisurely atmosphere. Book a tour of your choice to celebrate a birthday or wedding, or take an enjoyable evening tour with a glass of Prosecco. You can obtain further information about the various options directly from the provider.
Your highlights at a glance
- Experience Lake Brienz in a truly unique manner on a Venetian taxi boat
- An unforgettable experience with a stunning scenic backdrop
- Book the Swiss Culture Tour including a village tour and sampling of local specialities
- A wide variety of group offers for lunch and dinner cruises
- Individual charter trips for different occasions
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Personal tip "The trip on the “old lady” remains etched in my memory. I can still feel the gentle wind in my hair and the evening sun shining on my face. The melting snow ensures that the turquoise colour of Lake Brienz really comes into its own in the spring."
- Bookings can be made all year round
- Dry, heated passenger cabin
- Capacity: 11 people plus the captain
- The taxi boat is skilfully steered across the waters of the lake by an experienced captain.